Wednesday, February 06, 2013
  Must be something like anorexia.

I've always been puzzled by the commie tendency to see 100% as inadequate. It shows up repeatedly in those Maoist "self-criticism" sessions by the media. Whether the issue is "global warming", or a false accuser in some rape or child molestation case, or gun violence, their process always runs along the same track. They spend exactly 100% of their time spreading and expanding the lies, and give exactly 0% to the truth. When this particular story is over, the media goes into soul-searching mode, trying to see how they could have done better. Conclusion is always the same: we should have devoted MORE than 100% effort to celebrating evil, and LESS than 0% to presenting the truth.

A similar process appears in this supposedly humorous feature. The author imagines how she would run various scientific agencies or universities in 'evil overlord' mode. Example:
I'd like the EPA to continue monitoring the environmental status across the nation. That's important. It's just that, instead of having them work for environmental protection through legal and administrative channels, I would want them to have an Old West style posse. No, not an Unforgiven-style posse. A Paint Your Wagon style posse, with pastel shirts and neckerchiefs. I can't describe how much fun it would be to just cut through that legal stuff, ride in somewhere, call the director of a certain company a "varmint," and make him ride out of town on a rail. There would be so much more than that, though. There would be lassoings, and tar-and-featherings, and shoot-outs in corrals.

EPA already does that, idiot. That's the whole fucking purpose of EPA. Make war against America with maximum force. SMASH the country to carbon-neutral nanoparticles. Eliminate People Altogether.

The commenters took the idea and ran with it. Most egregious:
If I ran ATF, I would turn it evil. Every drunk and stoner would bow down to me. That would leave little of the country to resist, especially since the NRA would be my "peacekeepers."

ATF is already evil, idiot. It specializes in killing babies and bombing communities down to bedrock when the communities dare to own a gun while holding unfashionable beliefs. That's pure totalitarian evil. And the ATF is NOT friendly with the NRA, you grotesque loony.

Where do these delusions come from? When you own everything and destroy everything, you should KNOW that you own everything and destroy everything. You should be HAPPY that you've ruined the universe. You shouldn't develop strange notions that there's something left to ruin, because there isn't.

I suppose it's like the delusion at the base of anorexia, where you constantly see your body as too fat even after you've reduced it to a skeleton.
 


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